Intro for December 13, 2016

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2016 14:34:55 December 13, 2016 14:34:55

Dear Gossips,

“I am one tough mother-¬f---er and you can’t bother me anymore. You ask anybody what their number one fear is and it’s public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale and that’s what I’ve been through. It changes you and makes you one tough motherf---er. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s really that simple.” – Mel Gibson in The Telegraph in 2010.

Yesterday Mel Gibson was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards for Hacksaw Ridge. So. I guess he was right. In a new piece for The Daily Beast, Amy Zimmerman tracks the Mel Gibson comeback and, most importantly, gives us a thorough reminder of what Mel Gibson is ostensibly coming back from. She brilliantly draws a comparison between Mel Gibson and Donald Trump in the way that Mel has been “cast as…a lone wolf, condemned by the politically correct media, voicing the (bad) opinions that people are generally reticent to share on the record”. He’s the “tough motherf-cker”, though. Everyone’s trying to bring him down for that one small time he was drunk and said stupid sh-t, but you can’t hold him down.

Amy Zimmerman, by the way, is also the author of the recent article on Casey Affleck’s dark secret that I keep linking to, whenever I can, even though no one wants to pay attention or care. Casey Affleck will win the Best Actor Oscar in February. And Mel Gibson is working on a follow-up to The Passion Of The Christ called The Resurrection and given his popularity this award season, it’ll probably be easier now for him to find financing. Please be reassured then that problematic white men are going to be OK.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Photos:
Michael Boardman /WENN, Kevin Mazur/ Jeff Kravitz/ Christopher Polk/ Getty Images

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